dr_hellmut_kirchnerHellmutt co-founded VCM Venture Capital Management Gmbh, now Sal Oppenheim Private Equity Partners GmbH.
In 1983 founded TVM Techno Venture Management GmbH, a venture capital management company sponsored by Siemens, Daimler Benz, Deutsche Bank and other industrial investors, and established the US branch. Hellmutt has been a director of Merlin General Partner II and III for 10 years.